Combined Selling Agents of Gracemere presented a yarding of 2421 head on Friday, comprising 1107 steers, 832 heifers, 436 cows, 16 bulls and 30 cow and calf lots. CQLX saw a reduced yarding, with a mixed quality of cattle. Most cattle were drawn from the close Central Queensland area and made up a mixed quality offering. There were some very well bred, heavy feeder steers and vealer stock on offer. For all descriptions, the market again held firm to a slight ease on the previous week's rate.
Slaughter steers sold to 274c, average 263c, steers 400-500kg made 273c, average 266c, steers 300-400kg reached 266c, average 247c, steers 200-300kg made 280c, average 230c and steers under 200kg sold to 236c, average 188c.
Slaughter cows sold to 202c, average 166c, cows 400-450kg made 210c, average 150c, cows 320-400kg reached 212c, average 135c, and cows under 320kg made 160c, average 89c.
Heavy heifers sold to 230c, average 220c, heifers 300-400kg made 234c, average 213c, heifers 200-300kg reached 200c, average 168c, and heifers under 200kg made 168c, average 149c.
Cows and calves sold to $900/unit, average $679/unit.
Bulls over 600kg made 280c, average 253c, bulls 450-600kg reached 276c, average 239c and bulls under 450kg sold to 278c, average 220c.
Sainsbury family, Baralaba, sold Charbray no.8 steers for 274c weighing 565kg to return $1548/hd. KP and SJ McBride, Gogango, sold Droughtmaster feeder Mickeys to 278c weighing 443kg to return $1232/hd. Bella and Sons, Blue Mountain, sold Brahman steers for 263c weighing 519kg to return $1367/hd. W Upton, Calliope, sold Droughtmaster steers for 273c, weighing 452kg to returning $1234/hd.
W Matotek and family, Ridgelands, sold Charbray steers to top at 266c, weighing 368kg to return $979/hd. NJ Holland, Rannes, sold quality Brangus steers to top at 270c, weighing 234kg, to return $634/hd. M and R Hunt, Ridgelands, sold Droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 254c, weighing 267kg to return $680/hd.
KC and JA Parry, Koumala, sold Charbray weaner steers for 280c, weighing 238kg to return $666/hd. B and W Kerr, Calliope, sold quality Brahman weaner steers for 250c, weighing 260kg returning $651/hd. J Churchward, Wowan, sold Brangus heifers to top at 230c, weighing 421kg to return $969/hd.
Pyraho family, Calliope, sold prime heifers to top at 230c, weighing 418kg to return $962/hd. N and L Ralph, Baralaba, sold Santa feeder heifers to top at 234c, weighing 374kg to return $876/hd. R Goudie, Baralaba, sold crossbred heifers to top at 230c, weighing 365kg to return $842/hd.